EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF MECHANICAL FEATURES OF ADULTS AND CHILDREN

An experimental investigation was carried out with a view towards developing improved methods for acquiring comprehensive body form and biomechanical data for use in mathematical modeling of traffic accidents. Twenty-one children ranging in weight from 32.25 to 54.0 pounds and five adults, three males and two females, served as subjects. Automatic data acquisition systems, based on the principles of biostereometrics, were used to obtain a wide range of body form and biomechanical data, including: Three-dimensional coordinates and cross sections for major body parts and the body as a whole; volume distribution curves for major body parts and the body as a whole; perimeter distribution curves, linear anthropometric dimensions, and estimates for surface area, volume, center of gravity and inertial tensors for major body parts and the body as a whole; and globographic data for all major joint sinuses, using a newly-designed, real-time stereometric joint motion sensor.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research

    1333 Moursand Avenue
    Houston, TX  USA  77025

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Herron, R E
    • Cuzzi, J R
    • Goulet, D V
    • Hugg, J E
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 175 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00071858
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-231-2-397
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM